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2019 Barossa Merlot

Estate Family Vineyards

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$30 Per Bottle

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RRP $35

The 2019 vintage shows how superb Merlot can be in Australia, when handled well, and this wine sits proudly in our portfolio with its harmonious power and elegance.

Winemakers Comments

The lead up to the 2019 vintage was tricky given the drier than average winter in 2018, which lead to early frost in Nuriootpa and a much drier than average continuation throughout the growing season. Fortunately, our Merlot vines escaped major loss due to frost. The ensuing summer dry weather has created a wine with structure and elegance, and some subtle fleshy notes to balance this. - Jules Ashmead & Brock Harrison

StyleMedium bodied, classic, structured yet supple
ColourDeep crimson
AromaPlum, red berries, spice
PalatePlum, red fruits, spice and vanilla with lingering powdery tannins
DrinkDrink now or cellar confidently for 5 - 10 years from vintage
Vine Age16 - 35 years
Maturation12 months predominantly in second fill French puncheons

91 points - 31 August 2020

This has bright red-plum and blackcurrant aromas with some blue flowers, too. The palate has a smooth, velvety core of blueberries. Plenty of depth and blueberry flavor. Fresh and quite concentrated finish. Drink over the next five years.

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